Icom IC-9700 - First Impression

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  1. M1MRB

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    ICQ Podcast Episode 285

    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is our first impression of the ICOM IC-9700.


    We would like to thank Charles Benet (AI6TT) along with our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

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    The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from http://www.icqpodcast.com

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  2. NL7W

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    Good grief... I had to skip ahead to 1:24:00 to get to the IC-9700 talk. :eek:
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  3. W9KEY

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    Praise to NL7W for his tip on skipping to time code 1:24:00 to hear the IC-9700 portion of this long-winded podcast!!

    Based on the British pound conversion - preliminary price would be around $2300 USD.
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  4. W9KEY

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    Well that's interesting - based on his QRZ page, NL7W is moving from Alaska to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Nothing like relocating "south" to a better climate - it was about ZERO degrees F here last night!
    I look forward to an eyeball QSO in the near future.
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  5. N5RFX

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    Thanks Steve, I made it 5 minutes and gave up. I will move to 1:24:00.

    It was an interesting review.

    Mark N5RFX
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  6. NL7W

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    Not a better climate! I love Alaska! Really! And, I might go back to retire. :)

    A great position managing Milwaukee's public safety radio system brought me south.
    I wish that I was still up there. But alas, after 25 years I had worked for all those orgs I cared to up yonder. :eek::cool:
  7. WB2YMU

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    Wouldn't a dual-band transverter with the 7300 work as well...just curious...???
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  8. VA3VF

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    Yes, it would, and in some cases with better performance. However this is a new radio, and if one can avoid extra boxes and cables, that would be preferable.
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  9. K8XG

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    Not wanting to play the video tonight, sound card is running a radio so I have a question.
    Does it mention if the radio is Full-Duplex so you can hear yourself on a Satellite QSO?
    I see a shared antenna connector for 2/440m and so you would need to use a multiplexer at the antennas for Sat work it would seem?
  10. W5PFG

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    This is all answered in both the current manual and specifications published on Icom's own website. It has three antenna connectors and is full-duplex.
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